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SPORTS VISION IMPROVEMENT
VISION THERAPY and REHABILITATION
LEARNING RELATED VISION DISORDERS

ABOUT US

The Oregon Vision Development Center exists to help people of all ages meet their potential and grow confident in their abilities. 

 

Each patient we work with has a different goal:

  • Better school performance

  • Reduce headaches and visual fatigue

  • Feel safer when driving

  • Improved self esteem

  • Eliminate double vision

  • Better balance and coordination

  • Catch a football

  • Read a chapter book

 

We utilize hundreds of different tools, equipment and procedures to create an individualized therapy treatment plan to help our patients meet their goals.

 

 

We know that visual changes and improvement can happen at any age.

 

"What we learn...is that our brains are wonderfully plastic throughout adulthood. Brain structure is not predetermined and fixed. We can alter the ongoing development of our brains and thus our capabilities." 

--A User's Guide to the Brain

 

We know that Learning Related Vision Disorders can sometimes be misdiagnosed as ADHD, dyslexia or other learning disabilities and that most children are not receiving a vision evaluation prior to these diagnoses being made. 

 
Is your child smart in everything but school? They may be struggling with a hidden vision problem that impacts learning known as convergence insuffiency. Watch the video to learn more.

VISION THERAPY 

at the Oregon Vision Development Center

The Functional Vision Evaluation
 

The process begins with a Functional Vision Evaluation, performed by Dr. Emmert. This evaluation takes 45-60 minutes and allows her to assess how your eyes are working, independently and together and how vision therapy may help you. If you haven't had an eye health examination, that will be necessary before the Functional Vision Evaluation. Our team will help you understand which exams you need. 

The Consultation and Report

 

After all necessary evaluations are performed, sometimes a consultation is scheduled with Dr. Emmert to review testing results and reports. When children are evaluated, the consultation is done with parents or guardians.

Technology

 

The Oregon Vision Development Center utilizes some of the most cutting edge technology to train and improve visual function.

 

The Sanet Vision Integrator is a 50 inch touch screen TV used to train the following visual abilities:

Pursuits, saccades, fixation stability, eye-hand coordination, visual reaction time, speed and span of recognition, automaticity, and contrast sensitivity, plus visual and auditory sequencing and memory. In addition it is extremely effective when working with visual acuity improvement in patients with amblyopia, ABI patients with visual field loss, visual-spatial neglect, and visual-vestibular integration problems, and with patients with rhythm, reading, and math problems.

 

 

Technology continued...

 

The VTS4 is a 50 inch 3D television utilized in therapy for the following procedures:

Smooth vergence, rotations, jump ductions, multiple choice vergence, accommodative rock, pursuits, saccades, visual memory, cheiroscope, amblyopia.

 

 

 

We know that using these cutting edge technologies for vision training allows us to achieve better, faster results.

 

"We always have the ability to remodel our brains. To change the wiring in one skill, you must engage in some activity that is unfamiliar, novel to you but related to that skill, because simply repeating the same activity only maintains already established connections." --A User's Guide to the Brain

The Visual Information Processing Evaluation

 

This evaluation is usually necessary for all children and some adults. It is performed by a vision therapist and takes 90-120 minutes. We use industry gold-standard testing to evaluate the many ways that your brain processes visual information. 

 

 

 

Vision Therapy Sessions

 

Depending on patient needs, optometric vision therapy utilizes a variety of different specialized tools and medical equipment including:

  • therapeutic lenses

  • prisms

  • filters

  • occluders or pathes

  • electronic targets with timing mechanisms

  • balance boards

  • cutting edge technology

Technology continued...

 

The VTS4 is a 50 inch 3D television utilized in therapy for the following procedures:

Smooth vergence, rotations, jump ductions, multiple choice vergence, accommodative rock, pursuits, saccades, visual memory, cheiroscope, amblyopia.

 

 

 

We know that using these cutting edge technologies for vision training allows us to achieve better, faster results.

 

"We always have the ability to remodel our brains. To change the wiring in one skill, you must engage in some activity that is unfamiliar, novel to you but related to that skill, because simply repeating the same activity only maintains already established connections." --A User's Guide to the Brain

Technology continued...

 

The VTS4 is a 50 inch 3D television utilized in therapy for the following procedures:

Smooth vergence, rotations, jump ductions, multiple choice vergence, accommodative rock, pursuits, saccades, visual memory, cheiroscope, amblyopia.

 

 

 

We know that using these cutting edge technologies for vision training allows us to achieve better, faster results.

 

"We always have the ability to remodel our brains. To change the wiring in one skill, you must engage in some activity that is unfamiliar, novel to you but related to that skill, because simply repeating the same activity only maintains already established connections." --A User's Guide to the Brain

 
 

OUR TEAM

Dr. Stephanie Emmert

Optometrist

Clinical Director

Dr. Aaron Salzano
Optometrist
Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry
Taelor Strange
Vision Therapist
Jessica Denney
Vision Therapist
Zachary Moebius
Vision Therapist

CONTACT US

Our Address

238 Hickory St NW

Albany, OR 97321

Contact 

New Patients: 541-967-3097

Phone: 541-704-0458

Email: info@oregonvisiondevelopment.com

Fax: 541-791-7298

Or, use the contact form below!

Hours

Monday 9:00PM-6:00PM

Tuesday 8:00AM-6:00PM

Wednesday 9:00AM-6:00PM

Thursday  By appointment only

Friday  CLOSED

 

 

SUCCESS STORIES

 "We (parents) are so grateful to everyone there who helped get her vision on track.  I was just marveling at the fact that she has completed 2 books so far on her winter break from school.  That in itself is amazing, even more amazing is that she just called to remind me that I promised to bring her the next book in her series to read. Wow, what a change from where she was at this time last year.  Thank you all so much!!"

"This is the result I never expected to have from vision therapy: I get to re-imagine who I am. I'm not clumsy; I'm not ditzy, I'm not strange. And I can't wait to see what will happen next."

"He gets in a lot less trouble for distracting his classmates at school.  He does more and better at schoolwork.  His reading level is above what would be expected of him at the end of this year.  He now enjoys reading, coloring, and doing puzzles, whereas before he had no interest in those things."

"Since completing vision therapy we (parents) have noticed so much improvement in all areas--reading, coordination and behavior."

"WOW!  If I was any kind of writer, you could read for days!  Where do I start?!  Well, I’m probably going to have to get a second job because all Keeley wants to do is buy books and read!  She’s starting to get caught up in school; it will take a while, but she’ll get there!  Confidence- holy cow!  I’m in awe of how much confidence she has now, sometimes too much if that’s possible!  She loves school now as much as any other third grader would.  Since therapy, her headaches have gone away.  The vision therapy team changed her life, and with hard work, so did Keeley!"

"Since vision therapy the most beautiful change that we (parents) have seen is in her confidence. She no longer thinks that she's 'stupid' and she is more willing and excited about studying and learning."

"My daughter has blossomed and bloomed in every area of her life.  She can read now and is improving rapidly!  Her math understanding and performance has been launched forward.  She no longer writes mirror image.  She has become much more verbal and expresses her feelings, thoughts, dreams, fears, and general chatting.  She enjoys playing piano and does well reading music."

 
 

"Her writing is vastly improved. She also seems to have considerably more confidence in her scholastic abilities, which we are extremely happy about. We attribute a lot of this improvement in performance and confidence to getting her vision problems diagnosed and treated at River view."

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